Managing the Earth: The Linacre Lectures

Managing the Earth: The Linacre Lectures

by James C. Briden
     
 

ISBN-10: 019925267X

ISBN-13: 9780199252671

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Although it is now widely recognized throughout societies around the world that humankind is straining the capacity of our planet, the responses of the many parties who need to come together to solve the myriad challenges have in general been sectoral in their approach. In this book, eight highly experienced authors from academia, intergovernmental negotiation, and

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Although it is now widely recognized throughout societies around the world that humankind is straining the capacity of our planet, the responses of the many parties who need to come together to solve the myriad challenges have in general been sectoral in their approach. In this book, eight highly experienced authors from academia, intergovernmental negotiation, and diplomacy each present their own perspective and assess prospects for progress. The necessity for interdisciplinarity of approach, and for partnership and altruism on an unprecedented scale for solution, and for new negotiation and arbitration frameworks, emerge as inevitable conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199252671
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Series:
Linacre Lectures Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, James C. Briden & Thomas E. Downing
1. How Fragile is the Earth System?, Han-Joachim Schellnhuber and Hermann Held
2. Risks of Conflict: Resource and Population Pressures, Crispin Tickell
3. Valuing the Earth: Reintegrating the Study of Humans and the Rest of Nature, Robert Costanza
4. Can Technology Save us from Global Climate Change?, Bert Metz
5. The Role of Corporate Leadership, John Browne
6. Who Governs a Sustainable World? The Role of International Courts and Tribunals, Philippe Sands
7. The Climate Change Regime: Can a Divided World Unite?, Joyeeta Gupta
8. Protecting the Vulnerable: Climate Change and Food Security, Thomas E. Downing

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